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Writers Present Series

Animal Services Center 20th Anniversary Celebration - Jackson Galaxy, TV Host & Author

Saturday, November 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mission Viejo Animal Services center
28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo 
 Jackson Galaxy Catification
The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center will celebrate two decades of pro-humane animal care and services by hosting a free family event on Saturday, November 1.

The fun-filled event will feature an alumni fashion show, animal magic show, a demonstration of canine agility and protection, and special appearance by Jackson Galaxy, host and executive producer of Animal Planet’s hit show “My Cat from Hell.”

A cat behaviorist with more than 15 years of experience, Jackson Galaxy specializes in helping individuals whose “out-of-control” cats are turning their homes and lives upside down. With his repertoire of holistic remedies and techniques, Jackson can connect with even the most rebellious feline. He will give his popular “Cat Mojo 101" lecture and will sign his latest book, “CATIFICATION.”

Guests to the grand celebration will also see an incredible demonstration by the Southern California All Breed Ringers, an organization dedicated to the training and competition of multiple skills for working dogs. The dogs will demonstrate impressive skills including an 8-foot wall scale, hurdle jump, food refusal, retrieving an article, attacking a person with a revolver and guarding an object.

The alumni fashion show will boast 18 families and their dogs demonstrating what a difference a loving home can make. Some of the dogs were injured and needed extensive surgeries. Others were rescued from over-crowded shelters; two were even saved after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. All were once homeless but are now thriving in their forever homes.

Adding to the excitement of this milestone event is John Abrams’ Animal Magic, a show that is guaranteed to astound and amaze kids and adults alike. The show combines comedy, magic, music, audience participation and live exotic pets in a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience.

Guests will also enjoy educational booths, children’s activities, wildlife education, safety demonstrations, food trucks and more. So make plans to attend the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center’s 20th Anniversary Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 1 at 28095 Hillcrest.

With all of the entertainment and activities, guests are asked to leave their pets at home.

For more information, visit or call 949-470-3045.

Tui T. Sutherland - Wings of Fire & Spirit Animals

Friday, November 7 at 6:00 pm
Council Chamber at City Hall
200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo
Presentation, Q&A, Book Sales and Signing
 Tui Sutherland Wings of Fire

Tui Sutherland Spirit AnimalsJoin accomplished middle-grade author Tui T. Sutherland, who has written under a number of pseudonyms, including the names Erin Hunter and Tamara Summers, as she discusses her newest books in the Wings of Fire and Spirit Animals series.

After Tui's presentation, she will sign books and field questions. Books will be available for purchase from A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe. Buying books during Writers Present is a great way to support the author programs and keep them free.

To learn more about Tui’s books, visit

To confirm your reservation for this FREE event register online, call the Youth Reference Desk at 949/830-7100, ext. 5107, or email